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Zapatas Cantina Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Ballantyne East
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15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
+1 704-752-6869
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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228 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would call this a more upscale Mexican restaurant. It looks so small from the outside but it is quite large. The store front is deceiving and my first thought was hmm. Friendly service, great for large groups, or families. I found the pricing a bit more than usual. Street tacos (2 chicken tacos with sides $12.50) My local Mexican... More 

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Thank NCluvtrav
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey all! So tonight my fiance and I decide to go to Zapata's for dinner because it's right around the corner from our place ava we wanted Mexican for a while. Last time our waitress wasn't good at all, but we gave it another shot. Bad choice. As we walked up there was a guy host and girl hostess. They... More 

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Thank Cristiano G
Durham, NC
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Charlotte for a soccer tournament (team of 13-year old boys) and had our team dinner at Zapata's Cantina. The service for all 58 of us was beyond outstanding and the food superb. The Zapata's Team went out of their way to make it easy for us to order with separate checks by family (and we weren't sitting... More 

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Thank MADKapMA
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal sitting outside under the awning with soft Mexican music overhead, the flow of water from the nearby fountain and topped off with super tasty eats. The wife and I just decided this place now makes it to our favorites list for Ballantyne.

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Thank David J
Scituate, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife loves the fish tacos, I get the taco salad. Fast and good service. The cheese sauce is yummy. Good mexican in Ballantyne...

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Thank babalu w
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Awesome service and really good food! We love this place! From tacos, quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, chimichangas, etc. this place is wonderful! My wife and kids love it too! Very authentic.... big place too, so we've never had to wait even though they get really busy!

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Thank Mdyenoham
Charlotte
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The first time I ate dinner here it was excellent. The second time, it was not nearly as good. The service wasn't as good the second time around and I felt a bit sick after eating my chicken quesadilla

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Thank Raffaella G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful Mexican restaurant! Meeting a friend for lunch and it was not crazy busy so I was at my table in a few minutes with water, chips & salsa! Once the food was ordered it was not very long that I was eating! I totally recommend this place for lunch - fast, great service, & great food!!!!

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Thank MarleyWay84
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate at Zapata's and the food was delicious (Carne Asada Burrito and Zapata's combination plate with the house Margarita and the house Sangria) The food is high quality and the portions are generous. The service was good and the staff is very attentive. Not a lot of really good Mexican food places in Charlotte but this one is worth... More 

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Thank LilTwin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had great service but the food itself was only okay, which was kinda disappointing. There's lots of potential here, as the restaurant is in a great location and is nicely decorated, but the food quality definitely needs some work. Maybe it was an off day, not sure but we were disappointed.

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Thank Carol P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2848
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Ballantyne East
  • Neighbourhood: Ballantyne East
  • Phone Number: +1 704-752-6869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?